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Pic Me Up - 2.26

Happy Wednesday! Here are a few more pictures from our time in Barcelona. Have a great one. 

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Yang & Brian in Barcelona{The view from Gaudi’s Park G├╝ell}

Fantastic company aside (thank you Erin & Joe), Barcelona’s food was by far the best part of our stay there. Prior to our trip, I knew very little about Spanish cuisine, and could count the number of times I’d had tapas on one hand. Since our mini vacation, I now find myself craving their simple, low-key style of eating on a pretty constant basis. Take me back please! 

And even if you can’t, do try to at least take yourself, and give one of the many restaurants that we went to a try. I’m no Barcelona expert, since we were only there a few days, but I have it on pretty good authority that the restaurants I’ve come to love are some of the city’s best. Here’s a quick, er, maybe not so quick, recap. 


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Pic Me Up - 2.19

After an amazing few days in Barcelona, Brian and I are headed back to the good ol’ USofA. Here are a few snapshots from our trip with plenty more to come after our return. 

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Barcelona Map

Weather permitting, Brian and I will be leaving for Barcelona tomorrow night. In the meantime, I’ll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed wishing and hoping that our flight doesn’t get canceled. So far so good. 

Wish us luck please, and come back to the blog for regular visits. I may be skipping town, but I’ll still have the usual daily posts here waiting for you.  

Happy Hump Day!

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with the Obamas 2013
{Left to right: First Lady Michelle Obama, me, my boss Ellen, and Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States}

Oh man, did I get a kick out of writing that picture caption. Can you believe it? That’s me with the Obamas! 

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of accompanying my boss Ellen to the White House Press Holiday Reception. Up there with William and Kate’s wedding, it’s the kind of event that I would never expect to attend considering how selective they are with the invitations. And somehow the Washington gods smiled down on me when a couple weeks back, Ellen asked if I would go as her date. !!!. I haven’t had a solid night’s sleep ever since. 

December 12th, 2013 is a day I’ll never forget. I was in a daze most of the night, but did manage to snap a few pictures on the trusted iPhone to share with you today. Gather around and take a look.


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Rachel, Rohini & Yang at Clinton St Bakery
{My friends Rachel, Rohini and me outside Clinton St. Bakery}

Hello! Happy Monday! Oh what a weekend I’ve had. I was in New York visiting with friends and it was mostly all good with the one exception of a several-hours delayed overnight train back to DC. I’m still hurting as a result of it, but am choosing to focus on the positive and the real reasons why I was there: dear friends and delicious food. When you think about it like that, it was quite a successful weekend.

So successful that I thought I’d share a sort-of food diary of all of the things I enjoyed and over-enjoyed with friends on Saturday. I hope it gives you some ideas for your next/first trip to the food capital of the U.S. 


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